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The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)

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A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.

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(eulogy in urdu), (screen story) | 3 more credits »
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... Changez
... Erica
... Bobby Lincoln
... Jim Cross
... Abu
... Ammi
... Ludlow Cooper
... Wainwright
... Nazmi Kemal
... Bina
... Sameer (as Imaad Shah)
... Mike Rizzo (as Chris Smith)
Ashwath Bhatt ... Junaid
Sarah Quinn ... Clea
... Bandy Uncle
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A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.

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When one day changes the world forever. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language, some violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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3 May 2013 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

El fundamentalista reticente  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$30,920, 28 April 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$519,535, 9 June 2013
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Mira Nair, on the first day of shooting in the tea shop, one of the main actors in the scene refused to say their lines the way that had been previously discussed and rehearsed. This forced her to frantically rewrite the script in a race against the shooting schedule. While she did not name the actor specifically, it can be assumed that she was either talking about Liev Schreiber or Riz Ahmed. See more »

Goofs

The envelope pinned on the notice board has different writing (neater, in a straight line, no overwrites) to that on the envelope carried by the girl. It also is missing the creases evident as the girl carries it. See more »

Quotes

Changez: After 9/11, you could choose your side. I had my side chosen for me.
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Featured in Maltin on Movies: Pain & Gain (2013) See more »

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Dil Jalaane Ki Baat
Lyrics by Javed Qureshi
Composed by Mohsin Razaa
Performed by Ali Sethi
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A Magnificent Film That Simply Tells The Truth
12 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

I went into the theatre not expecting it to be spectacular but I was wrong. Everything from the acting to the music composition and the dialogue was amazing. Riz Ahmed's performance was terrific. This film sheds light on America's deadly interventions in response to 9/11. A young Pakistani Muslim goes to America, gets an education and becomes successful. When 9/11 occurs, that young man's life is challenged because he is harassed by police and at the same time feeling the pain of his people. But does he become a fundamentalist and goes on a murderous spree on the invaders? Absolutely not. He remains peaceful. The reason is that there is no such thing as fundamentalism in Islam. A person who watches this film will see how peaceful Islam really is. Now that I've seen this film, I will definitely read the book.


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